Good progress is being made with the earthworks. Over 13000 tonnes of earth is moved and re-engineered everyday but there is still 2 million tonnes to go.
Work is moving west along the north boundary behind Lancaster Avenue at present. Once this phase is complete, work will then continue eastwards back through Paddock Mount before moving onto the Portley Corner area later in the summer.
Work will also begin shortly to fill the historic mineshafts with cement grout to stabilise them. Drilling rigs will drill to the bottom of the shaft before pumping in the grout.
Regeneration Artwork Was Unveiled This April
On the 7th April 2011 the local mayor Councillor Ian Fletcher unveiled the art boards at the Dawley and Malinslee site.
Two artists, Natalie Topliss and Caris Jackson, worked with schools in the area to make the artwork reflecting the history of Dawley and future aspirations for the site. The designs were projected onto large boards supplied by Birse Civils and then painted in a series of community days.
In total over 50 boards will be installed on site hoarding along King Street and Finger Road.